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    Is there any way of switching back to a normal water rate?

    Seems that this is impossible anyone know of anyway to get it back.

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    The water company dont want you to change back as they get more money generally charging with a meter

    ring your water company up and tell them u want to change, they cant force you to stay on a water meter if u dont want to, if they still persist ring the reguator and go from there

    Yeah u can but its a nightmare, Ive got a water meter at my house and was told when I moved in I could apply to have it changed back after 5 years, only 1 more year to go lol

    Edit: What water company are you with, Im with United Utilties

    I had a water meter at my last house and couldn't change to standing charge.I used to be paying about £40-50 a mth for water back then,I pay way less here now on standing charge.

    you can also get it taken out if it hasnt been in a year yet

    How long have you had it for? As far as I remember when we had one installed in the flat we were renting the paperwork said it could be removed within a year of installation with no penalty, that was with Yorkshire Water.

    I don't think it is possible to go back from a water meter. I Googled the question to make sure, and it seems like this is the case.

    google.co.uk/sea…m+a+

    I didn't think it was possible unless it has been installed within the last year.

    My meter costs me about £100 every 6 months, which is less than i think it would be if we weren't on one

    treble99;6375145

    Yeah u can but its a nightmare, Ive got a water meter at my house and was … Yeah u can but its a nightmare, Ive got a water meter at my house and was told when I moved in I could apply to have it changed back after 5 years, only 1 more year to go lolEdit: What water company are you with, Im with United Utilties




    I very much doubt that is true m8 , i would ring and check as i dont know of any company that lets you do this.

    The only time is when you ask for the water meter to be fitted then you have 2 years to switch back, but once a property changes hands the new owner does not have a choice

    EDIT: yep im right you cant change back

    If I move house can the new occupier go back to charges based on the … If I move house can the new occupier go back to charges based on the rateable value of the property?No, this is not an option. All new occupants will be charged for their water services based on the amount of water used on the meter (even if you have changed back to paying charges based on rateable value).When moving home you must let the new owner know they will be charged for their water services based ona meter.


    unitedutilities.co.uk/Wat…pdf

    treble99;6375145

    Yeah u can but its a nightmare, Ive got a water meter at my house and was … Yeah u can but its a nightmare, Ive got a water meter at my house and was told when I moved in I could apply to have it changed back after 5 years, only 1 more year to go lolEdit: What water company are you with, Im with United Utilties



    your brother better not have a meter too lol xxx

    deanos;6375281

    I very much doubt that is true m8 , i would ring and check as i dont know … I very much doubt that is true m8 , i would ring and check as i dont know of any company that lets you do this.The only time is when you ask for the water meter to be fitted then you have 2 years to switch back, but once a property changes hands the new owner does not have a choiceEDIT: yep im right you cant change backhttp://www.unitedutilities.co.uk/Water_meters_questions_and_answers.pdf



    The previous owner had the meter fitted so was told when I first moved in it couldnt be changed until Id been there for 5 years.
    Will check with them again, thanks

    ClarityofMind;6375319

    your brother better not have a meter too lol xxx



    lol his new house does have a water meter but it doesnt matter as hes paying the bills :-D

    treble99;6375393

    lol his new house does have a water meter but it doesnt matter as hes … lol his new house does have a water meter but it doesnt matter as hes paying the bills :-D



    what are they like with these meters eh.

    No baths for all you lot then :w00t:

    poooooh

    ClarityofMind;6375403

    what are they like with these meters eh.No baths for all you lot then … what are they like with these meters eh.No baths for all you lot then :w00t:poooooh



    Never have a bath anyway, showers FTW :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    vinylandtrinkets;6375451

    Im with welsh water and have a meter we pay £55.00 a month for 3 of us, … Im with welsh water and have a meter we pay £55.00 a month for 3 of us, in our last house that had a normal tariff we paid £20 a month, our rates are due to go up again received a letter this week.once you have a meter it will not be changed to the old style, this is because most water companies want everyone on a meter so they will be able to give accurate bills, or this is what Welsh water told me,All new build are now required to have a meter, if you have your house renovated and it is removed for any reason it will be replaced by the new meters. This has happened to my dad and he is not happy bout it.What i have noticed is that no matter how much water you use the bills are still high, we tried to reduces ours by sharing bath water or limiting the time in the shower, do one day when all the laundry is done, use the dishwasher once a week and the bill was exactly the same




    Thanks to everyones responses.

    Seems that my father may have to phone up.

    He owns an old B&B.

    Original Poster

    vinylandtrinkets;6376107

    is it still run as a B&B? cos the tariff for businesses is higher then … is it still run as a B&B? cos the tariff for businesses is higher then households hun, if its not get them to change the tariff but they might want to put in the meter



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